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HBO is preparing us for a major Game Of Thrones Season 8 trailer but when will it be dropped?

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HBO is revealing the premiere date of Game of Thrones Season 8 this Sunday

The last couple of months were a blast for all Game of Thrones fans that have been craving for the new season for more than a year. HBO with its so-called ‘generosity’ has been doing a great fan service at the end of this year.

First three-second-long footage from the new season in its teaser, then the first image on the cover of Entertainment Weekly’s latest edition along with a cover story that reveals an exclusive detail from the first episode, and the official month of release via its #ForTheThrone Campaign. Lately, we got the first teaser ‘Dragonstone’ too!

A question still remains unanswered: where are the first trailer and the official airing date? But, I – like other Game of Thrones diehard fans, do have a feeling that it’s close and most probably in this holiday season itself especially with the latest teaser. Let’s explore the possibilities.

The Airing Schedules of the last Seven Seasons

Game of Thrones began back in 2011 on April 17 preparing us for the most epic fantasy series in the history of television with the episode ‘Winter is Coming’.

And, here’s a list of the air schedules of the last seven seasons in a nutshell:

  • Season 1 first aired in 2011 with its trailer dropping in March 2011 and the season airing and concluding on April 17 and June 19 respectively.
  • Season 2 aired in 2012 on April 1 and concluded on June 3 with the trailer dropping in April
  • The trailer for Season 3 dropped on March 3, 2013, and the season aired on March 31 and concluded on June 9, 2013.
  • The trailer of Season 4 dropped on January 12, 2014, with the episodes airing on April 6 and concluding on June 15.
  • The fifth season aired on April 12, while its trailers dropped in January and March 2015.
  • The sixth season which aired on April 24, 2016, had a different marketing strategy with three banners teasers, a hall of faces teaser, a teaser that featured 3-Eyed-Raven ‘s dialogue ‘The past is already written, the ink is dry.’ And finally a couple of trailers were dropped too.

Did the Seventh Season hint at something?

The Seventh Season aired in 2017 on July 16 with the first ‘in-production’ tease dropping in, a month after the Sixth Season aired i.e. in July 2016. Next, an ice block was melt to reveal the airing date of the first episode of the season ’07.16.17’ along with a Sigils Teaser in the first week of March revealing the same with dialogue from Jon Snow, “There’s only war that matters…the Great War. And, it is here.” Next-in-line was the Long Walk Teaser released in the last week of March 2017 but was later taken down to release the first official trailer in May 2017. Lastly, the second official trailer ‘Winter Is Here’ was dropped in the second week of June 2017.

We can see a pattern here: March 2017 > May 2017 > June 2017 and finally, the season aired on July 16 – which is a four-month gap between the first teaser and the first episode. The same pattern was also followed by HBO for Season 6 as well. Does this mean if the eighth season airs in April 2019, are we up for the first official trailer by the end of December or the first week of January?

Entertainment Weekly’s recent podcast

In Entertainment Weekly’s recent podcast, we got a discussion over the new season with James Hibberd and Darren Franich. Hibbert theorized that a new Game of Thrones trailer might be coming sooner than we expect. He had also discussed this previously in his interview published with Deadwood producer Carolyn Strauss who’s not only producing Deadwood but also the new season of Game of Thrones. Carolyn said in the interview:

“The new season is looking fantastic. It’s really kind of staggering in its accomplishment — and we still have a lot of work to do on those as well.”

On the possibility of the new trailer coming soon, Carolyn added:

“I gotta believe something is going to come out before too long.”

Finally, everything #ForTheThrone:

The recent #ForTheThroneCampaign of HBO hints at many things – one of them being a big revisit throughout the last seven seasons of the series and asking fans to binge-watch them quickly. Secondly, it also hints at something big to be revealed when this campaign finally ends. Every day we see a new update from the official Twitter handles of HBO and Game of Thrones and recently, they’ve started promoting the first season, asking the fans their favourite quote from the season. Moreover, this campaign is also being promoted by TV host Jimmy Kimmel, Kristin Chenoweth, T-Pen, and Aaron Rodgers.

Also, a couple of days ago, Game of Thrones also dropped a behind-the-scenes promo starring Maisie Williams (Arya Stark), Sophie Turner (Sansa Stark), and Kit Harington (Jon Snow). These cast members promoted the campaign, asking fans to binge-watch the series.

So, when do you think the first official trailer of Game of Thrones will drop with actual footages and the airing date? For me, it’s somewhere between December last week and the second week of January. Share your thoughts in the comments and subscribe to our YouTube channel.







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7 details you might have missed in the House of the Dragon teaser trailer

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HBO gave a huge surprise by releasing the House of the Dragon teaser trailer and Game of Thrones fans couldn’t contain their excitement. The trailer is short, but it still gives us enough information to keep us excited till the time the prequel airs. As usual, we watched the teaser trailer multiple times to spot anything that seemed interesting and we have found out a few details that you might’ve missed in the House of the Dragon teaser trailer. So let’s get started.

 

1. We have a Dragon in the trailer

details you might have missed in the House of the Dragon teaser trailer

The trailer starts and we have a blink and miss appearance by what seems like a dead Dragon. Can this be Balerion, the Black Dread? We know that Balerion died before the events of Dance of the Dragons occured and looking at the number of candles lit in front of the skull, it sure looks like the Dragon has to be someone as special as Balerion. If you think otherwise, please let us know in the comments.

 

2. Blackfyre

details you might have missed in the House of the Dragon teaser trailer

We finally got a glimpse of the legendary Valyrian steel sword, Blackfyre and it is held by Paddy Considine, who’s playing King Viserys I Targaryen.  Blackfyre is a Valyrian steel sword that was once wielded by Aegon the Conqueror and it is the most famous Valyrian steel sword owned by House Targaryen.

 

3. Dark Sister

details you might have missed in the House of the Dragon teaser trailer

The trailer also gives us a glimpse of another legendary Valyrian steel sword, Dark Sister, though it is really difficult to spot it in the trailer and it is barely visible for a second. Dark Sister is the other ancestral Valyrian steel sword owned by House Targaryen and it was wielded by Aegon Targaryen’s sister/wife, Queen Visenya Targaryen. In the prequel, the sword will be wielded by Daemon Targaryen. So thanks to the sword, we know that Daemon Targaryen is fighting in the scene.

 

4. Catspaw dagger

details you might have missed in the House of the Dragon teaser trailer

The most interesting part of the teaser trailer features Alicent Hightower holding the Valyrian Catspaw dagger in her hand and this is the third Valyrian blade that we get to see in the teaser trailer.  The Catspaw dagger has played a major role in the Game of Thrones TV series. The dagger was used by Arya Stark to kill the Night King and it also featured in a number of important scenes in the show.

 

5. Tourney at Horn Hill

details you might have missed in the House of the Dragon teaser trailer

We see a jousting event happening with two big banners of House Tarly in the background. That can mean only one thing, that the tourney is happening at Horn Hill. Also, in the same scene, we can see the sigils of both the participants.

One happens to be a knight of House Tarly and the other belongs to House Cole and we are assuming that it might be Ser Criston Cole, who will be played by Fabien Frankel in the prequel. If you take a look at the knight on the right side, he’s holding a shield bearing the sigil of House Cole.

We can see the sigil of House Tarly in the photo below.

details you might have missed in the House of the Dragon teaser trailer

 

6. Stark sigil

details you might have missed in the House of the Dragon teaser trailer

This is a minor and maybe insignificant piece of information but seeing House Stark sigil in the trailer felt really good and we can also see the sigil of House Bolton next to the Stark sigil.

 

7. New Iron Throne

HBO releases House of the Dragon teaser trailer

It appears that House of the Dragon is going to do things differently and Iron Throne looks different from the one that we have been used to seeing all these years in the Game of Thrones TV series.

As we mentioned in our earlier article, the Iron Throne looks similar to what George R.R. Martin imagined it to look like. Here’s the most accurate depiction of the Iron Throne according to George R.R. Martin. The artwork was done by Marc Simonetti for George R.R. Martin’s 2013 Ice & Fire calendar.

According to George R. R. Martin, this is the most accurate depiction of the Iron Throne

 

What are your thoughts about the details mentioned above? If we missed any details, let us know in the comments section. Do read our article to know everything we know about the cast of House of The Dragon.

You can also join our newly created Telegram group to talk about the show/books and interact with other fans.

 







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Who is Ser Harrold Westerling? Here’s who Graham McTavish is playing on House of The Dragon

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Not long ago, several pictures of Graham McTavish were leaked on the internet, wearing a full-scale Kingsguard body armour from the set of House of The Dragon. Recently, it has been confirmed by House of The Dragon’s official Twitter handle that he’s playing Ser Harrold Westerling on the show. Here’s a quick look at McTavish’s newest persona.

Ser Harrold Westerling is a knight of House Westerling and the Lord Commander of Viserys I Targaryen’s Kingsguard. Harrold is one of the longest-serving members of the Kingsguard. He was once a powerful knight with a successful military background, and eventually succeeded Ser Ryam Redwyne as Lord Commander. He is tasked by the king to watch over and guard Rhaenyra Targaryen.

Harrold Westerling was announced as a recurring character in House of the Dragon on December 8, 2020. The character description on HBO’s official website reads as follows:

Who is Ser Harrold Westerling? Here’s who Graham McTavish is playing on House of The Dragon

The Commander and longest-serving member of the Kingsguard who still remembers the lustre of the storied Seven Knights. A once-powerful Knight and a successful military background so a man with presence and status. Given the responsibility to the King to watch over and guard the Princess. In the current regime, where widespread peace has led to complacency and indulgence, he feels something of a loss of purpose, but nevertheless serves the King with a fierce, if quiet, loyalty.”

This makes sense as the recent leaks from the House of The Dragon set pictured him in the same vicinity as Olivia Cooke and Milly Alcock, who play Queen Alicent Hightower and a young Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen respectively.

What do you think of the casting? Talk to us in the comments below!







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Here’s a list of all the Game of Thrones references in Lucifer

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Here’s a list of all the Game of Thrones references in Lucifer

Lucifer Season 6 is finally out! The comic book/supernatural based hit series came to an emotional end on September 10 this year with the release of its final season. The show paid a lot of homages to various pop culture icons, including Game of Thrones. Let’s have a look at all the times Game of Thrones was referenced by various characters on Lucifer.

 

Season 3 Episode 14

Cain aka Marcus Pierce (Tom Welling) has been roaming the earth for thousands of years. He’s tired of losing his loved ones due to an immortality curse placed on him by God. After a long and bloody skirmish with Amenadiel (D.B. Woodside), he says and believes he has ‘nothing to live for‘. Amenadiel replies, “Have you tried Game of Thrones?”

 

Season 4 Episode 8

Here’s a list of all the Game of Thrones references in Lucifer

Lucifer is dealing with his emotional issues, after getting back with his ex Eve (Inbar Lavi). Chloe (Lauren German) tells Lucifer about a prophecy, that apocalyptic events will occur on earth and Hell will freeze over if Lucifer meets his true love. To which he replies, “Perhaps winter is coming.

 

Season 5 Episode 9

Here’s a list of all the Game of Thrones references in Lucifer

God (Dennis Haysbert) is on earth and organizes a small family reunion at Linda’s (Rachael Harris) house. Lucifer considers himself the smartest in the family, much like Tyrion Lannister in Game of Thrones. He drags the chair to sit at the other head of the table in an equal position to his father. Tyrion does something similar at the small council in King’s Landing.

 

Season 5 Episode 16

Here’s a list of all the Game of Thrones references in Lucifer

Michael and Lucifer (both played by Tom Ellis) have agreed to decide who will be the new God of their universe, by a poll that Lucifer is most likely to lose. All the angels show up at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, and Michael is wearing a special medieval warrior-like attire for the occasion. Lucifer mocks him for his poor fashion sense, asking him “Is winter coming or something?

 

Season 5 Episode 16

Here’s a list of all the Game of Thrones references in Lucifer

Lucifer and Michael are locking horns for a final showdown, because Michael is willing to kill those who won’t obey him. In a dramatic and long-drawn-out battle, Lucifer defeats Michael with Chloe’s help. He orders him to stand down and ‘bend the knee’, and then goes on to cut off his wings. “Bend the knee” is frequently used by Daenerys Targaryen in Game of Thrones, whenever she subdues an enemy.

Have you noticed any other Game of Thrones references we might have missed out on? Tell us in the comments below!







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